How We Handle Data Collected by Your Visit to Our Website
This document was last updated on September 15, 2022.
As you progress through this document, please note that the following terminology applies to any or all information referenced through this site. The term “Visitor”, “Guest”, “You” or “Your” refers to you, the person visiting and navigating the pages contained within this website. The term “Organization”, “Ourselves”, “I”, “We”, and “Us”, refers to the parent organization, Golden Services Group, LLC (GSG).
Continuing to proceed with navigation or use of this website means that you agree to the data collected by our website.
WHAT DATA IS COLLECTED?
We collect different types of information on this website to either serve you, our potential client or to identify ways that we can continue to improve the presence of our company in the digital market.
Please, Only Adults 18 or Older Submit Information. Our target audience is Businesses or Professionals who have already created or are interested in creating a web presence to promote their business or livelihood. While we allow the browsing of the site for informative purposes, we do not encourage the collection of personal data of visitors to this site who are under the age of 18. Persons under the age of 18 are encouraged to seek the assistance of an adult to complete their inquiry. In accordance with the Federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), GSG will never knowingly collect information from children 13 years of age or younger. Parents with questions may email the Web Manager at Webmaster@GoldenServicesGroup.com.
HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED?
Golden Services Group, LLC Usage
The personal information collected on this website is used to…
- Personalize the user experience by using the information to understand how our Users as a group use the services and resources provided on our Site.
- To improve our site we may use the feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
- Request for information or an appointment, or to purchase a product/service.
- Send periodic emails and updates pertaining to their contribution, our events, running for a community office, or informing you of upcoming election information. It may also be used to respond to your inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
Web Browser Cookies
Cookies refer to small files stored in the browsing history records stored by your preferred internet browser (Chrome, Safari, Bing, Yahoo, etc.). Our website uses Google Analytics, a cookie that transmits website traffic data to Google in the United States. Google Analytics does not identify an individual user or associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. We use these reports from Google Analytics to help us enhance the User experience on our website. You can Opt-Out of Google Analytics tracking here: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
For additional information on managing cookies, please use the link provided to identify how to disable cookies on several popular browsers like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari. Visit https://www.acquisition.gov/cookies-opt-out.
Memberships & Authorized Users
If you have an account on this site and you log in to this site for access to that account information, a temporary cookie will be used to help remember your login information. It contains no personal information and is discarded when you close your browser. If you choose “Remember Me”, your login will be will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Users that register on our website can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any data we hold about you. This does not apply to data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Chat Support & Online Forms
When visitors leave comments on our website we collect the data entered on the form, the User’s IP address, and the date/time of the entry. Comments and their metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Facebook Conversion Tracking Cookies
We use a technology called Facebook Conversion Tracking. This allows us to track those visitors who have been referred through a Facebook page, application, or advertisement and then contacted us through this website within a 30-day period.
We will share information regarding your visit to our website with Facebook, but this will not include any information specific to your application or other personal information. Facebook will use this information to monitor on our behalf the effectiveness of our advertising and applications.
The information we share with Facebook will only be used in accordance with Facebook’s data use policy https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy. Facebook Conversion Tracking may also enable us and our partners to serve ads on and off Facebook.
Emails sent to or from the members of Golden Services Group, LLC are distributed through our mail server at GSG WebHosting – an authorized reseller of web hosting for Resellers Panel. Emails sent in confirmation from form data collected by our website are sent in the same manner. Information from these conversations is transferred to and tracked through our online contact management software (CMS) called HubSpot. If a User agrees to be added to our mailing list, they will receive emails that may include news, updates, or promotional messages related to activities hosted by our organization. If at any time the User would like to “unsubscribe” from receiving future emails, they can follow the detailed unsubscribe instructions included at the bottom of each email. Additionally, the User may submit a request in writing/email to be removed. Send such requests to Webmaster@GoldenServicesGroup.com.
Because we are aware of phishing scams related to domains, hosting, and web security services, we ask that you contact our office directly at 636-379-1750 with any questions you might have about questionable emails or letters received through the U.S. Postal Service about the renewal for such services either by Golden Services Group, LLC or GSG WebHosting. Please note that all legitimate emails customers receive from us will be addressed specifically to you, and/or reference your specific account name/number and customer service representative.
Backups of Our Website
To ensure our ability to restore our website in the event of technical failure, cyber-attack, or other types of human error or act of God, we do make an archival copy of our website and store it both online and offline solely for recovery purposes. If you have submitted information through our web forms, your personal data may be included in these records which can be kept for up to one year then deleted and replaced with newer versions.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Users may find advertising or other content on our Site that links to the sites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors, and other third parties whose product(s) provide a feature on our website. While we make every effort to partner with honorable companies; we are unauthorized to control the content or links that appear on these sites and are not responsible for the data privacy practices employed by websites linked to or from our site. In addition, these sites or services, including their content and links, may change frequently. These sites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies as well. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites that have a link to our Site, is subject to your own risk or acceptance of that website’s terms and policies.
HOW WE PROTECT YOUR DATA
We take the protection of your data and your digital safety while using this website very seriously. We have internal policies and controls in place to ensure that your data is retained appropriately and is not accessed except by authorized parties in the proper performance of their responsibilities with our organization. We never resell or distribute your information for financial benefit.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR DATA
Your data may be retained with us indefinitely. While we have a standard policy to purge unnecessary data on a yearly basis, in some circumstances, we are obliged to keep information for longer periods of time including for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
All Users have the right to request that we erase any personal data we hold about them. You may submit a request in writing/email to Webmaster@GoldenServicesGroup.com. Any information associated with the email address you provide will be sent to you.
Golden Services Group, LLC
111 West Port Plaza Drive, Suite 600
St. Louis, MO 63146